I’ve been questioned a lot about the difference between real wood and imitation wood blinds throughout my years of working in the window treatment industry. Over the years, I’ve installed thousands of each type in my customers’ homes and businesses. Most of the time, it’s based on aesthetics, because you can’t detect the difference visually. However, price, weight, blind choice colours, moisture resistance, and durability are all factors to consider when making your decision.Learn more by visiting Greensboro Vinyl Plantation Shutters
Let’s take a look at how they’re alike before we get into the distinctions. For starters, both types of blinds are good at blocking off light from the outside. The components of faux and real wood blinds are similar. The headrail (metal part at the top of the blind) and internal mechanisms, for example, are usually the same. The draw cords that raise and lower your blind, the tilt controls that rotate the slats, and the cord locks that keep your blind in place when you raise it are all similar. Consequently, whether you choose a wood or imitation wood blind, they will function in the same way. When it comes to differences, let’s start with the most obvious one: pricing.
Faux woods are more cost-effective. When compared to actual wood, the cost reductions are significant. For instance, I was looking for two blinds for my son’s room. I stayed away from the local “shop at home” stores because I knew they are usually the most expensive. I went online and evaluated prices from several different businesses. In addition, I compared the two types of blinds. For under $39 each, I found two imitation wood blinds. The same set of wood blinds cost $65 each. I chose the fauxs for a variety of reasons, including pricing and a few others that I’ll go through later. The faux wood blinds were 40% less expensive than the wood blinds in this situation, which is rather normal.
The next factor to consider is the weight of the blind when it is drawn up. This is frequently neglected, but it can become a problem, particularly on bigger windows. Wood blinds are substantially lighter than faux wood blinds. The normal individual would have no trouble raising or lowering a wood blind on a large window, say 60 inches wide by 60 inches long. On the other side, imitation wood would be more difficult to work with. You’ll need two hands to raise it the rest of the way once you’ve reached the halfway point. In most homes, this would not be an issue. Elderly folks and those with medical conditions, on the other hand, might face difficulties. You might choose real wood blinds or two imitation wood blinds side by side to solve this problem.
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